The Brandon Corridors and Mixed-Use Centers Study is a joint pilot project of the Hillsborough MPO and the Planning Commission.
The purpose of the study is to better coordinate the envisioned land use pattern with planned transportation improvements along major corridors. Brandon’s east-west corridors of Brandon Boulevard, Lumsden Road, and Bloomingdale Avenue connect much residential and commercial development to I-75. These major roads experience a lot of congestion and have several crash hot spots. Options for maintaining/improving mobility and safety for the Brandon Community are becoming increasingly limited. The study will look to refine Hillsborough County’s Vision Map for growth in the area, and identify feasible transportation improvements along the major east-west corridors. The study builds on recommendations in the Planning Commission’s 2014 Strip Commercial and Mixed-Use Development in Hillsborough County Study, the Brandon Main Street Community Plan, and the MPO’s 2013 State Road 60 – Brandon Boulevard Freight Compatibility Study. As part of the study, a market analysis was conducted looking at land-use and market trends to gauge development patterns and identify the potential for future development and redevelopment within the study area. Transportation analysis will include forecasts of traffic and ridership, roadway operation modeling and a review of safety and other key issues.
The project is nearly complete!
Covering topics from development and redevelopment opportunities to transit and road improvements, the Brandon East West study comprehensively looked at the land use and transportation issues facing the area.
- View the Final Presentation (PDF)
- Watch the Final Presentation (YouTube) and listen to public comments from October 9, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting
This pilot project has been conducted to study project feasibility and is conceptual in nature. No construction plans nor construction funding is included within this project.
The study looked at the feasibility of these concepts:
- Focusing potential future redevelopment in centers along State Road 60
- Improving the mix of uses, connectivity and walkability in other commercial centers throughout the area
- Potential roadway improvements like widening Lumsden Road, reversible lanes on Bloomingdale Avenue and a roundabout on Lithia Pinecrest and Bryan Road
- Potential rapid transit in the State Road 60/Oakfield Drive corridor and circulators or on-demand transit services
The study identified advantages and disadvantages of these transportation concepts. It also identified land use strategies that will need further study.
Upcoming Public Outreach
October 30, 2017 – Brandon Community Outreach Meeting to be held at The Regent – 6437 Watson Rd #101, Riverview, FL 33578 – (6:00 – 7:30 pm). Staff will provide a presentation, conduct a question & answer session and then break into an open house format.
Planning Commission and MPO Meeting Opportunities:
The public is invited to attend and be heard at any and all of the following meetings additionally staff will be available to meet with members of the public immediately following these presentations to answer questions. Please check the calendar on the home page for the meeting agenda to get a better idea of what time the Brandon project will be discussed at each meeting
October 9, 2017 – Planning Commission Regular Meeting – (2:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
October 11, 2017 – MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting – (5:30 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
October 18, 2017 – MPO Livable Roadways Committee Meeting – (9:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
October 23, 2017 – MPO Technical Advisory Committee Meeting – (1:30 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
November 15, 2017 – MPO Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting – (9:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
November 28, 2017 – MPO Policy Committee Meeting – (9:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
December 11, 2017 – Planning Commission Regular Meeting – (2:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
All meetings will be held at the Fred B. Karl County Center. 18th Floor, 601 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Fl. 33602
- Is your neighborhood association, civic or business group interested in hosting a meeting to discuss the Project? If so, staff is available to meet with you. Please call Jay Collins at (813) 273-3774 Ext. 335 or Sarah McKinley at 273-3774 Ext. 382 to discuss meeting arrangements.
Brandon Corridor and Mixed-Use Centers – Community Survey This survey closed March 15, 2017.
Do you have a comment or question about the project? Please use the comment form below to let us know!